The Office of the Registrar of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) processes applications for trade-mark registration based on the steps below. All the time-frames are approximate.
Once an application is filed and in good order, along with the applicable fee ($250 if submitted online), CIPO assigns a filing date and an application number to the application and opens a file.
The application will be entered into the Canadian Trade-marks Database as well as other databases maintained by external companies. The application is labeled “‘Pending.’
CIPO will provide a formal Filing Acknowledgement and a proof sheet listing the information included in the application. These documents should be reviewed carefully and clients should advise immediately if there are any errors or omissions. If the application is correct and complete, the acknowledgement and proof sheet will be sent by CIPO within ten (10) days after the application is filed.
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